Europe in Flames: Understanding World War II

Overview

  • Highlights the key decisions and events of World War II in Europe from Allied and Axis perspectives
  • Begins with the 1939 invasion of Poland and ends with Germany's surrender in 1945, with a concluding look at the Nuremberg Trials
  • Covers old controversies and relatively unexplored events
  • Presents information objectively
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Overview

  • Highlights the key decisions and events of World War II in Europe from Allied and Axis perspectives
  • Begins with the 1939 invasion of Poland and ends with Germany's surrender in 1945, with a concluding look at the Nuremberg Trials
  • Covers old controversies and relatively unexplored events
  • Presents information objectively
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811708739
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 321
  • Sales rank: 949,373
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Harold J. Goldberg is professor of history at the University of the South. He has also written D-Day in the Pacific: The Battle of Saipan (978-0-253-34869-2). He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xvii

Chapter 1 Appeasement in Munich, 1938 1

Chapter 2 War Is Declared, 1939 13

Chapter 3 Germany Conquers Western Europe, 1940 43

Chapter 4 Invasion of Soviet Union, 1941 67

Chapter 5 Occupation and Terror in Europe, 1942 95

Chapter 6 Victory at Stalingrad; Italy Invaded, 1943 125

Chapter 7 Allies Invade France, 1944 165

Chapter 8 Allied Victory, 1945 219

World War II in Europe Timeline 253

Maps 261

Sources and Copyright Holders 277

Notes 287

Select Bibliography 301

Index 305

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